About Us

In 1908, the Sisters of Providence founded the St. Thomas Home, a children’s orphanage, in Great Falls, Montana. But the sisters opened more than a home for orphans – it was a school and a boarding house for children who lived in rural areas, and a safe environment for children whose parents were faced with hard times.  

St. Thomas Home became a Child and Family Center in the mid-1960s as the needs of the community changed. St. Thomas evolved to become a childcare service at a time when support for working-parent families became critical.  

For over 100 years the programs and services at St. Thomas have impacted more than 5,000 children through the orphanage, and over 3,500 children through the early childcare and development centers.  

Today, the Sisters of Providence is known as Providence with healthcare ministries in Montana, Washington, Oregon, California, New Mexico and Texas. In Great Falls, the University of Providence also is a member of Providence. 

Administration
  • Carrie Doty, Executive Director
  • Jennifer Thaxton, Assistant Director 
  • Jane Paulson, Center Manager  
Dietary
  • Kelly Branstetter-Lewis, Food Service Manager
  • Linda Myre, Food Service Assistant  
Janitorial
  • Western Maintenance Co. 
Teachers by program
  • Vanessa Hayden  
  • Don Donester  
  • Annie Bambenek  
  • Josh Henzel, President (send an email)  
  • Tad Kimmett 
  • Caleb Cunningham  
  • Amanda Kelsey  
  • Carrie Doty  
  • Megan Connors  
  • Brett Keaster 

If you are interested in working at St. Thomas, please complete and submit your application. Please note you must save a blank application to your computer, then open the application on your computer, next fill out the application and save it again. Failing to do this will cause the application to come to us blank.

Submit your application via email to Carrie Doty, Executive Director, or stop by and see us at 1710 Benefis Court Great Falls, Montana.

Download an application

We offer a great benefit package that includes:  

  • Medical insurance  
  • 403(b)  
  • Paid time off  
  • Holiday pay